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D.C. United acquire Michael Farfan through the MLS Allocation Order

D.C. United uses their allocation order spot to pick one half of the Farfan twins.

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

D.C. United announced today that they have acquired midfielder Michael Farfan through the MLS Allocation Order. After spending his first three years with the Philadelphia Union, Farfan was sold to Cruz Azul of Liga MX after the 2013 MLS season. He played in only one game of the 2014 Clasura, scoring one goal, and was released by Cruz Azul this summer. The fact that he trained with the Union led some to think he was going to go back to the team, but he apparently spent his time evaluating his options abroad before signing with MLS and being selected by United in the 12th spot of the Allocation Order.

Farfan primarily played right midfield during his time in Philadelphia, and that is where he had his most success. In 2013, John Hackworth tried to move Farfan into the center of the field, and that is when things started to go downhill; Farfan had only one goal and one assist that season. He looks to be another good player to come off the bench behind Nick DeLeon, and this probably means that Miguel Aguilar will be spending more time in Richmond than previously thought.

What do you all think of the move?